Micol Assaël

1979 · Italy

Artist biography

Micol Assaël is a mid-career established artist, who was born in Italy, like other well-known artists such as Renata Boero, Benni Bosetto, Gottardo Ortelli, Giò Pomodoro, and Eugenio Pieraccini. Micol Assaël was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Micol Assaël is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are ZERO... in Milan, Italy and König Galerie in Berlin, Germany. Micol Assaël most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Air de Paris in France (11 March 2018 until 22 July 2018) with the exhibition Le Paradoxe de l’iceberg. Micol Assaël's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is la plage, which took place at ZERO... in Milan, Italy (07 November 2019 - 17 January 2020).

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly lush in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a major influence on the cultural development and distinctiveness of the country. Italy is also the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, translating to 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major blossoming of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. During the modern and contemporary period, Italy was afflicted by the fascism of Mussolini but has nevertheless remained as a vital centre for artistic expression, initiating movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Important Italian artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Micol Assaël

Micol Assaël was born in 1979 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Micol Assaël

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